Bubble Magnus yo-yo

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by fanienel, 25 Aug 2013.

  1. fanienel

    fanienel

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    Hi Guys,

    My Bubble Magnus has, after working flawlessly for 2 weeks, started to overflow:

    This happens intermittently, it will run well for a while (2 -3 hrs) then start.

    The skimmer is set 27cm deep in the water; I have tried lifting it (10cm) and can then get a nice froth going but only for a while -the bubble level drops, I lower the skimmer and things are fine for a while.

    I used reef paste in the tank on Friday and a new return pipe and pump yesterday and did a 10% water change. (but the problem started before)

    Thank you
    Fanie

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  3. Drewton

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    Are you using filter floss at all? There is something on the floss that makes all skimmers go nuts every time you put new floss in. It will overflow for an hour or so and then eventually stabilise. Also food addition will cause the bubble level to drop way down for a while but will come up again...
     
  4. carlosdeandrade

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    You problem is your new pipe, it happened to me once when I added some piping to a tank once. It will sort it self out in due time when your new piping "breaks" in.
     
  5. fanienel

    fanienel Thread Starter

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